The Archipelago Ride, organized by the San Diego Mountain Biking Associaion, is a mountain biking festival/ride that connects several trail systems in San Diego (hence the island hopping metaphor). This year’s event will be held on April 2, 2022.
The yearly event is organized by the San Diego Mountain Biking Association each spring and features two rides.
“Full Arch” Ride: Approximately 50 miles and almost 5000 feet of climbing in this point-to-point epic from San Marcos to Green Flash in Mira Mesa.
“Half Arch” Ride: Approximately 20 miles and over 2000 feet of climbing in this point-to-point cruise from Black Mountain Open Space Park to Green Flash in Mira Mesa.
Registration for the ride fills quickly, so if you’re interested it’s good to get in early.
Both rides are serious endeavors, and intermediate riding skills and appropriate conditioning are a must. The ride wraps up at Green Flash Brewing in Mira Mesa.
SDMBA members can register for the event through the organization’s website.
These guys made a video about doing the ride in 2019:
- Start Date: April 2, 2022
- End Date: April 2, 2022
- Event Type: Festival/Ride
- Venue: Green Flash Brewing